The AccuRAID AR424F16Q Series is a 4U rack-mountable RAID solution designed for file servers, backup, audio/video streaming, and digital video recording. With a capacity of up to 128TB, this array is perfect for any application that requires a high volume storage solution. With quad high-performance 16Gb/s Fibre Channel host interface and cutting edge 12G SAS and 6G SATA dual hard drive support, the AR424F16Q is guaranteed to deliver 16Gb/s FC performance per channel. Users could flexibly choose between high performance 12G SAS drives or cost-effective / high capacity 6G SATA drives. With SAS expander support, the AR424F16Q is capable of install over 200+ 8TB HDD drives with additional AS424X12S JBOD expansion units. The feature-rich array allows the user to configure the unit to suit current demands and expand later when needed. The array utilizes sixteen hot-swappable 3.5” trays with 2.5" screws holes for 3.5" and 2.5" 12G SAS/SATA/SSD drives, allowing quick replacement and simple trouble-shooting. The AR424F16Q RAID subsystem could also be easily scaled to RAID levels 0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60 or JBOD configurations. Featuring durable, heavy duty steel housing and a user-friendly LCD panel , the AR424F16Q will meet all data intensive application demand. AR424F16Q comes with modular RAID controller, redundant power supply and redundant cooling fans. Built-in redundant controller ready backplane allows non-destructive redundancy controller upgrade path without purchasing a brand new hardware.
Note: Sans Digital recommends the use of enterprise hard drives when in use with any RAID controller applications. Standard desktop or green desktop drive may not be supported and may compromise RAID system stability and performance. For more information on the difference between RAID and desktop hard drives, please see the Western Digital knowledge base. For a list of compatible RAID Edition SATA hard drives, please CLICK HERE.